My new live solo CD was released on September 4th and it contains music by Hersch, Jobim, Kern, Monk and Joni Mitchell.
“When it comes to the art of solo piano in jazz, there are currently two classes of performers: Fred Hersch and everybody else.”
*****Dan Bilawsky, All About Jazz
Fred has been named #3 Jazz Pianist in the 2015 Downbeat Critic’s Poll; and look for a cover story in Downbeat on Fred in the October, 2015 issue!
I am thrilled to be nominated for two 2014 Grammy Awards!
For Best Jazz Instrumental Performance for my trio CD “Floating” and for Best Improvised Jazz Solo for “You & The Night & The Music” from the same CD.
Wish me luck! Grammys are February 8th…
I am thrilled to have placed 6th in the 2014 Downbeat Reader’s Poll, my first time honored in that category!
This is one of the best reviews I have ever received. The CD is #2 at Amazon in Jazz and just debuted at #10 on the Billboard Jazz chart!
“Floating” with me, John Hébert on bass and Eric McPherson on drums is available now from Palmetto Records on iTunes and at Amazon and other fine retailers. Seven new compositions by me and music by Dietz/Schwartz, Lerner/Loewe and Monk.
There is now a new Fred Hersch Fake Book containing 89 tunes (including from my upcoming CD Floating) written between 1989-2104.
It is available as a PDF download from the Music Page of this website. Enjoy!
I am happy to announce that I have placed #5 in the 62nd Annual Downbeat Critic’s Poll in the Acoustic Piano category, a huge honor.
The full list of winners will be in their August issue. Cool!
I have entered the social media world in a big way.
Jesse Markowitz is posting a track from one of my albums or a link every day. I hope that you will “like” me. 😉
I just found out that I have been nominated for my 6th Grammy Award! For Best Instrumental Improvised Jazz Solo for my solo on Song Without Words #4: Duet from the duo CD “Free Flying” with guitarist Julian Lage.